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Valentino Red: The Color with a "Coloratura Origin"

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Valentino Red: The Color with a "Coloratura Origin"

Valentino Garavani & model Natalia Vodianova photographed by Kevin Tachman 2011. She is wearing a couture piece created by the designer in retirement who both hosted a charity ball for The Naked Heart Foundation in 2011.     In terms of Italian fashion designers and houses on a global scale, there are many geniuses who have come and gone, contributing some of the most bedazzling body of work to our social history of dress and contemporary popular culture. Who can forget the architectural tendencies of Gianfranco Ferre who forever changed the scope in which we reach for that vital staple...

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Introspective Magazine Interviews Decades Owner Cameron Silver

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Introspective Magazine Interviews Decades Owner Cameron Silver

At Decades, Vintage Fashion Is All about Individuality and Sustainability

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The Master’s Last Apprentice: How Oscar de la Renta continued Cristóbal Balenciaga’s Legacy

The Master’s Last Apprentice: How Oscar de la Renta continued Cristóbal Balenciaga’s Legacy

R: Oscar De La Renta fitting a Client in Madrid C. 1956. L: Cristóbal Balenciaga fitting a mannequin in one of his last collections in 1968    In the world of most critically acclaimed art forms, arguably high fashion, and in particular haute couture or the increasingly niche sector of dressing for the most exclusive of evening occasions, it can be a rather unnerving path to escape the shadow of a great artist who in every sector of their expertise, exceeded beyond comprehensible evaluation by producing distinctive work of the highest quality. In doing so, they left a mark upon history declaring a warning...

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Trick of the Eye: A Legacy Rich As Velvet

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Trick of the Eye: A Legacy Rich As Velvet

Roberto di Camerino & Salvador Dalí. C. early 1970's      In regards to the ongoing fashion conundrum of wearing something perceived to be new that actually is not quite so new, why don’t you compromise the hassle by actually acquiring a piece that has progressed to a higher state above being classified as terribly outdated or too trendy? As it relates to the social status driven aspect of handbags, the fashionista’s modern day weapon of choice to defend one’s rank of financial success, it is better to carry your essentials while carrying out your essential errands with a piece that...

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About Time: Duration at Decades

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About Time: Duration at Decades

Rihanna making THE entrance wearing Guo Pei at the 2015 Gala.  The First Monday in May has always held a special place on the New York social calendar but it especially holds cache for the fashion crowd. This Monday would be a continuation of the Gala that dates back to its inception in 1948 to benefit the newly founded Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With the induction of former Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland in 1973 as a consultant, the Gala began to take a new shape molded through her extraordinary, vivid imagination and took advantage of her celebrity...

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